To Grow Taller With Limb Lengthening Surgery Is Not For The Fainthearted

It is common knowledge that the U.S. is probably the best place when it comes to the safety of procedures.

If you have no idea of where to look when traveling abroad for the surgery, you run the risk of being operated on by quacks. You may need to pay to correct complications from such a procedure as well.



Best Centers and Doctors

As stated in the previous section, it is vital to have an idea of the right place to go. This can be hard for some patients to know. We can help with some suggestions.

It appears one of the best places you can have limb-lengthening surgery in the U.S., and even in the entire world, is the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Professor Ilizarov was one of the key persons who trained the center’s medical director, Dr. Dror Paley. The internationally recognized expert in limb lengthening and reconstruction reportedly introduced the Ilizarov procedure to the U.S. and Canada in the 1980s.

The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute says some patients do come to it for corrections of complications from limb lengthening surgery done elsewhere.

Some of the other notable centers for having the procedure include:

  • AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute, Orlando
  • LifeBridge International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL), Baltimore
  • Mayo Clinic’s Limb Lengthening and Regeneration Clinic
  • The Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Russia
  • B. L. Kapur Memorial Hospital, India
  • Beijing Institute of External Skeletal Fixation Technology, China
  • Lengthening Deformity Center, Syria
  • Vejthani Height Clinic, Thailand
  • BONAMED Medical Center, Ukraine

Apart from Dr. Paley, the list of recommended surgeons who perform this procedure includes the following (countries, where they work, are in parenthesis):

  • John Herzenberg (USA)
  • Janet Conway (USA)
  • J. Dean Coley (USA)
  • Shabab Mahboubian (USA)
  • Svetlana Ilizarov (USA)
  • Vladimir Shevtsov (Russia)
  • Alexander Baranov (Russia)
  • Amar Sarin (India)
  • Milind Chaudhary (India)
  • Hetao Xia (China)
  • Halong Bai (China)
  • Maurizio Catagni (Italy)
  • Arshak Mirzoyan (Armenia)
  • Wagner Nogueira da Silva (Brazil)



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